I have written before about the confusing legal position of the increasing use of e-scooters on our roads (see article here). Unfortunately, but predictably, several months on and we are seeing the real-life outcome.
As reported by The Law Society Gazette, those injured whilst using e-scooters are now looking to the law to help them obtain appropriate compensation, but the law is not clear. In particular, the consequences of riders using their own e-scooters, rather than those hired through an official scheme, as they are effectively riding on the road illegally.
For more information about your rights and how we can help if you are injured due to the use of an e-scooter, please visit our webpage here.
The law states that a private e-scooter – as opposed to those that can be hired through official schemes– can be driven only on private land. That would appear to prevent anyone riding one who is injured on a public road from bringing a claim against a motorist.